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Who are the most alarmist about the problems Never Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts eBook #242 also tend to oppose the obvious solutionsWhat’s really behind the rise of apocalyptic environmentalism There are powerful financial interests There are desires for status and power But most of all there is a desire among supposedly secular people for transcendence This spiritual impulse can be natural and healthy But in preaching fear without love and guilt without redemption the new religion is failing to satisfy our deepest psychological and existential needs. A highly needed book that clarifies and straigthens many misconseptions about climate change and the state of the environment Considerate and well researched 14 of the book is notes the book tries to present different issues in their proper context and offer rational solutions It makes the convincing case that climate change is not the catastrophic event many people claim it to be and also addresses many other topics like plastic waste animal conservation food production energy and forestry It s also made visible that the prosperity of humans and the environment actually goes hand in handHighly recommended read especially to young people who are worried about the future

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Apocalypse Never Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All

Michael Shellenberger has been Why Environmental PDF #9734 fighting for a greener planet for decades He helped save the world’s last unprotected redwoods He co created the predecessor to today’s Green New Deal And he led a successful effort by climate scientists and activists to keep nuclear plants operating preventing a spike of emissionsBut in as some claimed “billions Apocalypse Never PDFEPUBof people are going to die” contributing to rising anxiety including among adolescents Shellenberger decided that as a lifelong environmental activist leadi. Having dug into reading this today and as an academic working in the environmental field I feel ualified to say what this book is and what it is not better than a casual reader or someone biased toward the author s viewpointsThe book sets up a pretty easy target in its opening pages Extinction Rebellion Shellenberger presents many academics in the book as left leaning doomsday predictors but most academics whether they support his technologist and nuclear agendas or not would agree with him that most extinction rebellion propaganda is ill informed and overbearing TJ Demos comes to mind as an example What I mean by this is it is great for Shellenberger that he is taking on such easy targets throughout the book PETA and Greenpeace receive their fair share of critiue as well as they would by any self respecting environmental scholar which Shellenberger is not but he s not speaking any truth to power here and he s not reinventing the wheelThere is no grand cabal of environmental scholars who support such extreme knee jerk activism We re all well aware that things are much complicated than they re presented in the street However in order to speak to most academics working in this field Shellenberger would probably have to wrestle with some ideas beyond the simplistic ones he presents here His brief take on Native Americans what broad strokes he paints and their relationship to whales but no mention of Indigenous scholars and their take on nuclear energy from a self professed nuclear expert no less seems well fishy to me On the other hand he ll be sure to let you know that renewables are taking their toll on postcolonial peoples across the ocean he s not averse to environmental justice except when it doesn t fit his nuclear agenda in the US where he lives More than that his discussion of fuel transitions in regard to whaling without mentioning Jevons paradox also seems like a very strange omission well maybe not once you realize his take on alternative energies in generalThis is all to say while Shellenberger likes to present as an expert his inability to truly engage with experts who might disagree with him leaves this book than a bit thin despite his 100 pages of footnotes However for those readers who would like to be told that environmental activists and scholars because according to the author there s really no difference for the most part are wrong that they are emotionally damaged and not to be listened to and that the climate crisis will be fine and business as usual can continue well you can rest assured that this will give you all the vague rebuttals your twitter fingers can handle

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Ng energy expert and father of a teenage daughter he needed to speak out to separate science from fictionDespite decades of news media attention many remain ignorant of basic facts Carbon emissions peaked and have been Never Why Environmental Epub #218 declining in most developed nations for over a decade Deaths from extreme weather even in poor nations declined percent over the last four decades And the risk of Earth warming to very high temperatures is increasingly unlikely thanks to slowing population growth and abundant natural gasCuriously the people. Shellenberger unfortunately makes so many misrepresentations and half truths in the book I m uite disappointed


10 thoughts on “Apocalypse Never Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All

  1. says:

    Having dug into reading this today and as an academic working in the environmental field I feel ualified to say what this book is and what it is not better than a casual reader or someone biased toward the author's viewpointsThe book sets up a pretty easy target in its opening pages Extinction Rebellion Shellenberger presents many academics i

  2. says:

    This book was my first experience having a profound deal of respect for a left wing environmental activist It's also the first book I've read t

  3. says:

    Perhaps it’s fitting that a book aimed suarely at climate 'alarmism' is so fatally undermined by its own over reach It's not that Shellenberger doesn't spell out some legitimate uestions and dilemmas but over confidence in his co

  4. says:

    This book is not climate critical only climate solutions critical providing an alternative viewpoint on how to solve the pr

  5. says:

    Apocalypse Never 2020 by Michael Shellenberger is a fascinating book by a twenty year social and environmentalist on how the environmental movement exaggerates some dangers and itself causes environmental harm Shellenberger has been an environmental activist for decades and was involved with the Obama administration’s renewables policiesNote also that on Goodreads there are a number of 1 star reviews from people who haven't read the bo

  6. says:

    Shellenberger unfortunately makes so many misrepresentations and half truths in the book I'm uite disappointed

  7. says:

    One of the worst books I have ever read Awful in every respect but especially morally Its author can only be a person of really shocking moral degeneracy It is exactly what one would expect from its publisher Rupert MurdochShellenber

  8. says:

    READ THIS BOOKEnvironmental thought especially when it comes to climate change is perpetually trapped in the prison of two ideas One side paints humans as destroyers of the planet and insist only the most radical action has the chance to save us The other claims it's all a hoax and that any environmental protection is unneeded Michael Shellenberger is not trapped in that prison He's an environmentalist and activist He be

  9. says:

    A highly needed book that clarifies and straigthens many misconseptions about climate change and the state of the environment Considerate and well researched 14 of the book is notes the book tries to present different issues in their proper context and offer rational solutions It makes the convincing case that cl

  10. says:

    A great Contrast to mainstream environmentalistsShellenberger is not a heretic or a climate denier He’s pretty good at analysis and excellent at pointing out the differences between what scientists actually said and what the media and activists reported There are so many good uotes in the book I’m going back to try to make a summary That’s the only problem with the book It covers so much ground that it’